Mercedes Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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It seems to me that you may have overheated the engine to the point of a combustion leak (blown head gasket). There is a simple test for this that involves a tool called a block tester. You can pick this tool up at the parts store for around $25 or ask a local shop to do it for you. The test involves warming the vehicle to operating temperature and then holding this tester over the coolant reservoir while it is open. The tester is filled with blue fluid that will turn yellow in the presence of combustion gasses (head gasket leak). If this test turns out positive, then you have a combustion leak. I hope this info helps!
Yes, it is possible for the vehicle to run well for a short period of time, even with a combustion leak. But, nothing is a replacement for an actual test.
Hi, this is Josh checking in to see if you have performed the combustion leak test yet?
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